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Real estate

Why us for Real Estate?

UK commercial real estate can provide the key to unlocking potential long-term, risk-adjusted returns. As a strong investment manager within the asset class, we have the experience, skills and expertise to target and actively manage quality holdings.

  1. Established in 1994, we have a stable and experienced management team with an average of 19 years continuous group employment
  2. Consistent, income-focused investment philosophy, delivered through specialist, active asset management
  3. As a major owner of real estate across the UK, we focus on quality assets and favour locations with low supply and strong occupational demand to maximise income stability
  4. We believe investing responsibly in real estate is complementary to our core objective of delivering strong risk-adjusted investment returns for our clients.
15 December 2021

UK Real Estate: how to follow a record 2021?

James Coke looks at how the UK market might follow a record 2021, and while we don’t expect next year to deliver comparable capital value growth, it is likely to witness similar positive supply and demand dynamics which should maintain market momentum
Read time - 3 min
25 August 2021

Net Zero Strategy and pathway

The following Strategy and Pathway, has been developed in line with the Better Buildings Partnership’s Net Zero Carbon Pathway Framework. It provides the overarching scope of our commitment to a net zero target of 2050 for our UK Real Estate portfolio, and will be supported by fund-level frameworks providing individual targets, commitments and pathways for each of our funds
Read time - 15 min
18 August 2021

Committing to zero carbon real estate

Our UK Real Estate strategy to reach net zero by 2050 addresses a major source of risk for commercial property investors and aims to deliver better outcomes for all stakeholders
Read time - 3 min
18 June 2021

Is the bond broken?

An allocation to government bonds within a multi-asset portfolio has traditionally played a vital role in terms of risk management and diversification. But with a decade-long bull era in both government bonds and equities, is this assumption still valid?
Read time - 5 min
28 May 2021

Asset allocation update: standing pat

Maya Bhandari looks at how the team has managed its asset allocations over the past couple of months and where they believe the best risk-adjusted returns will come from.
Read time - 6 min
12 April 2021

Office-working: long-term symptoms or full recovery?

With the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, millions of office workers worldwide were forced to work from home (WFH) for the majority of 2020.
Read time - 5 min

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31 March 2020

John Wilcock

Head of UK Real Estate

UK real estate: a consistent approach to weather uncertain times

Real estate is not immune from the forces affecting the global economy; however, our market is well placed to weather the storm.
Read time - 7 min
21 August 2019

James Allum

Client Relationship Manager, Real Estate Investment Management

Five stages of managing real estate responsibly

Investing responsibly in real estate is complementary to our core objective of delivering strong risk-adjusted returns for clients. Here, we outline our approach to managing property assets and demonstrate how we apply these principles.
Read time - 12 min



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